Ohio State's consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champ Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl game.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer largely shrugged off the playoff snub,instead focusing on the chance to finish strong.''Hard to say I've ever been more proud of a group of players,''said Meyer, who is going to the Rose Bowl for the first time. ''Not just players, but people, the way they demonstrated their resilience and toughness and love for one another.''
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